Ann Schofield Baker ’97
Distinguished Adjunct Professor
Faculty Director, Moot Court Association
Ann Schofield Baker ’97 is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor to the NYLS Moot Court Association.
Formerly a trial attorney with over 20 years of practice as a partner in AmLaw Top 50 firms, she has prevailed in court and resolved disputes for some of the most recognized brands in fashion, athletic wear, technology, food and beverages, movie production, financial services, and advertising. As a first-chair trial lawyer, Professor Baker focused on high stakes, bet-the-business litigation and protecting her clients’ valuable copyright, trademark and patent rights.
In addition to her focus in intellectual property litigation, Professor Baker had a wide-ranging practice that included the prosecution and defense of an extensive variety of complex commercial disputes. She has represented clients as lead trial counsel throughout all phases of litigation, including jury and bench trials, and has also represented clients in various alternative dispute resolution proceedings. She lectures nationally and internationally, and is frequently called upon by print and television media to opine about developments in civil and intellectual property litigation.
Professor Baker maintained an active pro bono practice, and has received acclaim from CBS's 60 Minutes, The Washington Post, CBS News, NPR, and The Globe and Mail for her tireless work to win asylum for a victimized woman from Somalia.
Recognition of Professor Baker’s contributions to the profession include being featured among New York Magazine’s "New York's Women Leaders in the Law," and having the Defense Research Institute name one of her trial victories as the “Defense Verdict of the Year.” She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of New York (CANY) and is a co-founder and co-chair of the Fashion Law Affinity Group of the National Association of Women Lawyers.